Last month I've had pretty good results from a Morphine increase. The result was dramatic and successful and I've almost made it through the first script of 60 ext release twice per day and minimal break through medications. I don't care for the morphine, really at all. It's been a month and I take the morphine with breakfast and find myself saving any breakthrough medications for the evening as this seems to be when the pain starts to quarterback pretty hard and this is new. Just an example taking the morning dose at 7am about noon just 5 hours after I was in intense pain. I made it until 3pm then took the 2nd dose of morphine and at this point no stopping the pain and started falling behind. At 6pm I took my breakthrough meds and now writing this it's 10pm and I'm moderate well lets be realistic I'm hurting.
This is what I'm doing as far as pain meds, since the morphine increase and the introduction of a support group I've been more active and I'm thinking the added activity is now causing the added pain, makes sense but what brought on this post is the thought of working again ((full time)). No activity in Jan-Feb and now with some relief and added activity I have some pretty intense pain again. I do feel I can now start back at the gym to strengthen some core muscles and get myself in better shape, it's helped in the past and Im hoping it helps again. This is all a life change, all of it. At time I want to take more than prescribe but do not. I was in screaming pain the other night and I was holding that bottle but I knew long term this is not going to help so I passed.
This is a lot of information but I feel my question in regards to a fentanyl patch warrants all this information. I'm not a fan of morphine, the regular morphine takes the pain away completely but it takes 4 15mil tabs three times a day to do it, it hits the pain hard but drops off just as hard so I do not know about that or even if my Dr would go there. I'd like to work again full time, today I did some resume work, I'm now going to start slow with the gym, I've lost weight but what does this patch do and what is it all about. I'm positive about putting something on for a few days and having some breakthrough on hand, has anyone done this or has anyone had any experience with the fentanyl. I'm not expecting the heavens to part here and I know I'll never be 100% pain free but just some info. Thanks!!!
If you have some answers for me great and if I have not made myself clear about something please ask, when I'm in this much pain I ramble, right now I could use some more breakthrough because sleeping is going to rough tonight. I only get 15 minutes with my DR and I do not have another appointment until next month, so asking now about other meds may be helpful next month...